Signed copy of Sister Simone's new book Hunger for Hope.
Hunger for Hope: Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good by Sister Simone Campbell explores the quest for a justice that works for all and explores what it means to be holy in today's world. 165 pages.
In her new book, Sister Simone shows how three-fold spirituality of contemplation, community, and hope feeds the commitment to work on behalf of people in need, no matter the challenges of the times.
Hunger for Hope weaves together Sister Simone’s background as a long-time advocate for people in need, and for the first time offers her own experience and practice of contemplation and community as the bedrock of her work. She explores in turn the values of meditative practice, active listening, and sensing the divine. She describes the ideals and challenges of living and building communities that provide meaning and support in the light of the toxic individualism of modern American society. Finally, Hunger for Hope offers ‘expressions of hope’ for vexing issues such as income inequality and human dignity and the protection of life.
In her Foreword Sister Helen Prejean, the anti-death penalty advocate, writes that Hunger for Hope is “rich with Simone’s spiritual encounters with Christ . . . The real-life engagements to which those encounters lead her couldn’t be shared with us at a better time.”
The work can be daunting, and answers in short supply yet as Sister Simone writes, “we do not have to develop a ‘grand scheme’ or have everything planned in detail. We need to do our part and be willing to be surprised. Surprise is a sign of the Spirit’s presence with us.”